How to Create a Fantasy Fairy Scene Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Fantasy Fairy Scene Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

Step 15

Make a Color Balance adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask)  and change the Midtones settings:
Create another Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Highlights values. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to erase the yellow light on the back of the flower to fit the main light source.

Step 16

Add a Photo Filter adjustment layer and pick the color #66fc63. On the layer mask, paint on the petals on the back and the left to remove the green light effect there.

Step 17

Create a Curves adjustment layer to darken the back of the flower. Paint on the rest to keep its lightness. 

Step 18

Make another Curves adjustment layer to make the stem of the flower a bit darker. Paint on the petals so they won't be affected by this adjustment layer. 

Step 19

Create a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool  to refine the light and shadow on the flower.

Step 19

Create a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool  to refine the light and shadow on the flower.

Step 20

Cut out the child and move her onto the flower and convert this layer to a Smart Object
Go to Edit > Puppet Warp and use the pins to change the pose of the child's head and dress to make her look  fit the position of the butterfly.

Step 21

Add a mask to this layer to hide the bottom of the child's dress to make her look like sitting inside the flower. 

Step 22

Make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and change the Master settings:

Step 23

Create a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones values:
Make another Color Balance adjustment layer to bring more yellow light on the front of the child. Paint on the shadow on the left to remove the effect there.

Step 24

Add a Photo Filter adjustment layer and pick the color #fff229. On the layer mask, paint on the child's skin and the upper of the arms and shoulders so they won't become too yellow.

Step 25

Make a Curves adjustment layer to give the front of the model more dreamy. Paint on the shadow details so they won't be affected by this adjustment layer.

Step 26

Open the leaf wings image and isolate them from the white background .  Take the leaves on the second line to add to the back of the child. Place this layer below the flower group.  Duplicate this layer and flip the wing  horizontally and move them to another side of the child's back.

Step 27

Take another leaf wing on the first line to add to the back of the butterfly.

Step 28

Select all the leaf wings layers and hit Ctrl+G to make a group for them. Change the mode of the group to Normal 100% and make a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer within this group. 

Step 29

Create a Color Balance adjustment layer to give the wings on the child redder. Paint on the wings on the butterfly to keep their color.

Step 30

Make a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the upper of the leaf wings more. Paint on lower so they won't be affected by this adjustment layer.

Step 31

Isolate the branch and move it into our main document. Place it onto the bottom of the flower's stem and convert it to a Smart Object.

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